Bank of America sues the Labor Department over its finding of racial discrimination in job-hiring. Justice Stephen Breyer dismisses the notion that the justices could be hampered without a ninth colleague. And the Supreme Court reverses a death sentence in Georgia for race-based juror selection. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.
Justice Stephen Breyer may be the only current member of the Supreme Court to have argued that the inevitably long delays death row prisoners suffer before execution is a significant factor leading to the unconstitutionality of the death penalty but his persistence in arguing for this position has provoked passionate rejoinders. Show More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court, over a dissent from Justice Stephen Breyer, turned down a challenge to California's death penalty system from an Orange County murderer who said that waiting decades on death row results in "psychologically inhumane stress." His appeal pointed to what it called the state's...
The Supreme Court’s “fundamental” concerns with the government’s case against the former Virginia governor have “nothing to do with" him, said Justice Stephen Breyer.
STEPHEN CARTER: The Next Supreme Court Justice Shouldn’t Be A Judge: What difference does background make? Amar is concerned about diversity in several important senses. It’s notorious that every sitting justice attended either Yale or Harvard. But he’s also concerned for a lack of diversity in styles of argument. Those who have spent their careers […]
GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich braved Stephen Colbert’s show last night to pitch his candidacy and dodge questions as to whether President Obama should nominate a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Mostly,...Show More Summary
Salon took a break from its usual anti-conservative drift to acknowledge a tribute by late night comedian Stephen Colbert to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away on Saturday. “He was universally acknowledged to be an intellectual giant who left his mark not only on the court, but on how to interpret the Constitution,” Colbert said.
On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, host Colbert shared a funny memory of his one direct interaction with late Supreme Court Justice Antonin...
After Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's unexpected death on Saturday, Stephen Colbert took a moment on Monday's episode of The Late Show to reminisce about an interaction between the two from 10 years earlier. "And whether or not...Show More Summary
On the “Late Show” Monday night, the comedian recalled a memorable moment he spent with the late Supreme Court justice.
Late-night TV reacted variously to the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Stephen Colbert, the late-night host said to be off-putting to Republicans, spoke of his warm feelings for Scalia, because the justice was nice toShow More Summary
Stephen Colbert briefly put the jokes aside Monday night to remember a moment he shared with the late Supreme Court Justice after he roasted the Bush administration 10 years ago.
Stephen Colbert hasn't always had nice things to say about Antonin Scalia, who died Saturday at the age of 79. Just last summer, for instance, the comedian memorably compared the Supreme Court justice's face to a "flesh-toned cinch sack." But on "The Late Show" on Monday, Colbert paid heartfelt...
While Stephen Colbert probably found himself on the other side of Antonin Scalia on most issues, he revealed that he has a soft spot for the late Supreme Court justice. "Whether or not you agree with him or made a lot of jokes aboutShow More Summary
On Monday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert looked back on a brief exchange he once had with the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. “Whether or not you agreed with him, or made a lot of jokes about him like I did, one thing you’ve got to admit is that he had a great sense of humor,” Colbert said. Show More Summary
In honor of the late Antonin Scalia, Colbert recalled his favorite memories and saluted the Supreme Court Justice as an "intellectual giant who left his mark not only on the court, but on how to interpret the Constitution." He added: "Whether or not you agreed with him — or made... More »
Stephen Colbert pays tribute to the Supreme Court Justice who died Saturday. "He was universally acknowledged to be an intellectual giant, who left his mark not only on the court but how to interpret the constitution," says Colbert.Show More Summary
Before this weekend, the religious makeup of the Supreme Court was six Roman Catholics (Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor) and three Jews (Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer,...Show More Summary
Antonin Scalia (Photo: Stephen Masker/Wikipedia) Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead, unexpectedly, on a weekend trip in Texas, to a hunting resort. In the last 60 years, it's become rare for a justice to die in office. Of the 112 justices who have served on the Supreme Court, about half have died in office. Show More Summary
The biggest divide among U.S. Supreme Court justices isn’t exactly a political one, Justice Stephen Breyer said Thursday. Rather, he said, it's more the way the justices take the consequences of their rulings into account.